CAPS will be closed Friday, December 23, through Monday, January 2, 2023, during the university's holiday closedown. If you're in crisis, please call 402.472.7450 and follow the prompts for immediate assistance (24/7).
The Group Scoop
Groups provide an opportunity to work through a variety of concerns within a person’s life while receiving support, gaining insight, learning and practicing new behaviors, and increasing self-esteem. In group therapy, you have the opportunity to:
- Increase your self-awareness and focus energy into aspects of your life you wish to change.
- Try out new behaviors and experiment with new ideas.
- Express feelings you are hesitant to express and assert yourself in new ways.
- Learn from other group members (and group facilitators) by getting feedback and finding out how others perceive you.
All groups are free to students who have paid student fees.
Interested students should call (402) 472-7450 to notify CAPS of their interest in participating. Students must schedule an Initial Evaluation or be a current CAPS patient to participate in ongoing CAPS group sessions.
Group facilitator: Kristin Jagels, MA & Rachael Perlman, MA
This group is intended for graduate-level students and designed to address issues related to being in graduate school as well as how that may impact mental health and relationships.
Group facilitator: Soowhan Choi, PhD and Michele Wilson, MSEd
Participate in a group with other undergrad students to gain ideas and suggestions that can help you to develop self-awareness and insight on issues impacting you and others in the group. This group provides a space to process various concerns in a safe, open, and supportive setting with peers.
Group facilitator: Jenifer Manstedt, LIMHP & Evelyn Cowen, MA
A support group for students seeking support around disordered eating and body image concerns.
Group facilitators: Falesa Ivory, PhD & Summer Bleich, MA
Being a woman of color and a graduate student can present a unique set of challenges. This processing group aims to provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment in which women can share and process their concerns and experiences with each other.
Group facilitators: Kylie Surmeier, MS & Mariah Johnson, MS
This group provides a space for women in graduate studies to process the stressors of graduate school in a safe, open, and supportive setting with peers. Develop insight, interpersonal skills, and self-awareness with other women graduate students in this weekly group to discuss issues and life events.
Group facilitator: Xiping (Kylie) Qiu, MS
Come and join a CAPS therapist to talk with other international students at UNL in a group with respect of confidentiality and nonjudgmental space.
Group facilitators: Falesa Ivory, PhD & Soowhan Choi, PhD
This group is designed for undergraduate students of color to offer and receive support from peers as they develop self-awareness and insight on issues such as academics, imposter syndrome, micro-aggressions, isolation, loneliness, adjustment to college, and more.
Students also can join free online groups for college students and early adults each Thursday hosted by the Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center, a national resource offering mental health support.
Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
Workshop facilitator: Brigham Scott, MS, PsyD
This workshop is offered intermittently throughout the year. To join an upcoming workshop, call 402.472.7450.
This educational workshop teaches students how to avoid negative consequences related to their substance use. Topics covered include: Physiological Effects of Alcohol, Critical Thinking, and Assertiveness Training. This course meets psychoeducation requirements for Diversion.